Posted by: Rad | August 10, 2014

Six degrees of sim frustration

Last time we met, I'd sent the Dayes back to uni in one of their many saves and they were living in a house.  The save I actually got working, however, had them living in halls again.  Ah well.  Fortunately, we discovered that PgsFromCeefax's intended, Manisha, is a werewolf.  So this is ON.

Last time we met, I’d sent the Dayes back to uni in one of their many saves and they were living in a house. The save I actually got working, however, had them living in halls again. Ah well. Fortunately, we discovered that PgsFromCeefax’s intended, Manisha, is a werewolf. So this is ON.

I mean, she has a partner, but that never stops people in the pursuit of legacy genetic excellence.

I mean, she has a partner, but that never stops people in the pursuit of legacy genetic excellence.

For some reason, in this save, Cid wasn't a fairy.  But we soon rectified that, thanks to Master Controller.

For some reason, in this save, Cid wasn’t a fairy. But we soon rectified that, thanks to Master Controller.

We're having issues with 25HourSpar's social group challenges, though.  She keeps getting challenges to host particular types of party, but when she does, the challenge doesn't clear and at least once it's timed out, EVEN THOUGH SHE DID THE THING.  buggy game is buggy.

We’re having issues with 25HourSpar’s social group challenges, though. She keeps getting challenges to host particular types of party, but when she does, the challenge doesn’t clear and at least once it’s timed out, EVEN THOUGH SHE DID THE THING. buggy game is buggy.

Oh yeah, and the incontinence and route failing is still very much a thing.

Oh yeah, and the incontinence and route failing is still very much a thing.

SMH

SMH

I can't remember what was happening here, but probably some inappropriate flirting knowing the Dayes, especially as these three are being left out of the action while I focus on the other two.

I can’t remember what was happening here, but probably some inappropriate flirting knowing the Dayes, especially as these three are being left out of the action while I focus on the other two. EDIT: Oh yeah, this is a texture fail grab of the two sprite things talking to each other. It was very unremarkable.

D'awww.  (He also has a partner).

D’awww. (He also has a partner).

So then a thing happened.

So then a thing happened.

24HourSpar had been out protesting and I'd not been attending to her moodlets.  And she froze solid and collapsed.

24HourSpar had been out protesting and I’d not been attending to her moodlets. And she froze solid and collapsed.

I suddenly got VERY excited at the prospect of frozen ghost fairy babies so left here there.   For ages.

I suddenly got VERY excited at the prospect of frozen ghost fairy babies so left here there. For ages.

Eventually she got up though.  BOOO!  But interesting blue skin tinge.

Eventually she got up though. BOOO! But interesting blue skin tinge.

I let her collapse again

I let her collapse again

And again

And again

And tried to keep her busy.

And tried to keep her busy.

Then, when she was on free will, she got up and ate.  DAMMIT GURL.  I hear that they have to starve AND freeze until they die.  We'll get there in the end, whether with her or someone else.

Then, when she was on free will, she got up and ate. DAMMIT GURL. I hear that they have to starve AND freeze until they die. We’ll get there in the end, whether with her or someone else.

I sent them to uni for THREE WEEKS this time.  I have to say, I think two weeks is optimum.  One weekis too fast to achieve anything and three weeks gets kind of dull and repetitive, hence the lack of shots for a long gameplay streak.  Manisha kept refusing to go out with PgsFromCeefax but Linda McCartney (L8 in her skill now) managed to use the relationship transmogrifier to make both my dream couples romantic interests.  She also sold her blog, Purple Prose, and started a new one, a crime blog.

I sent them to uni for THREE WEEKS this time. I have to say, I think two weeks is optimum. One weekis too fast to achieve anything and three weeks gets kind of dull and repetitive, hence the lack of shots for a long gameplay streak. Manisha kept refusing to go out with PgsFromCeefax but Linda McCartney (L8 in her skill now) managed to use the relationship transmogrifier to make both my dream couples romantic interests. She also sold her blog, Purple Prose, and started a new one, a crime blog.

Moody scenery reflects my frustration at this particular uni jaunt.  It was nigh on impossible for PgsFromCeefax and JD's Nitescene to advance despite neither missing any classes and both regularly using objects.  All the kids had failing moodlets throughout.  Raggedy Man couldn't go to half his classes again, buggy game, so I cheated and uppsed his performance every time he missed a class.  He was doing an education degree this time round and it didn't seem to come with any specialist books or equipment.  I am not sure if this is because education is general or the game is borked.

Moody scenery reflects my frustration at this particular uni jaunt. It was nigh on impossible for PgsFromCeefax and JD’s Nitescene to advance despite neither missing any classes and both regularly using objects. All the kids had failing moodlets throughout. Raggedy Man couldn’t go to half his classes again, buggy game, so I cheated and uppsed his performance every time he missed a class. He was doing an education degree this time round and it didn’t seem to come with any specialist books or equipment. I am not sure if this is because education is general or the game is borked.

With a combination of attendance and cheating we got him through though.  Here he is about to get his second degree LIKE A BOSS.  He graduated with a B - and he had that want locked in but it didn't clear. :(  The others all managed to get Cs which I can only assume is due to their high skill levels.  24HourSpar rarely even went to class although the others at least tried.

With a combination of attendance and cheating we got him through though. Here he is about to get his second degree LIKE A BOSS. He graduated with a B – and he had that want locked in but it didn’t clear. 😦 The others all managed to get Cs which I can only assume is due to their high skill levels. 24HourSpar rarely even went to class although the others at least tried.

I wanted to see if Raggedy Man could complete his LTW by getting his third degree from that LTR.  He can!  So he now has degrees in fina art, education and sports. all of which look slightly different.

I wanted to see if Raggedy Man could complete his LTW by getting his third degree from that LTR. He can! So he now has degrees in fina art, education and sports. all of which look slightly different.

I've had enough of sending them to uni for a while now, so it's time to call over the beloveds.  Join us next time to see how our quest for super-supernatural offspring pans out.

I’ve had enough of sending them to uni for a while now, so it’s time to call over the beloveds. Join us next time to see how our quest for super-supernatural offspring pans out.

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Responses

  1. I share your pain with glitchy opportunities. Although mine are all ghost hunter related.Hope your game will sort itself out soon.

    • Ah, it wouldn’t be the Sims without glitches, would it? And now I’m feeling nostalgic for the ghost hunting career..

  2. I hate the glitchy nature of opportunities! I’m happy you got a file to play, though! Always fun to see the Dayes!

    • I’m about to have two distinct Daye saves on the go again in order to tackle some of the Island Paradise LTWs

  3. Opportunity glitches are so annoying. I hate the combined community rabbit holes in the newer towns – they seem to cause a lot of my glitches. I had to separate all the ones in Moonlight Falls, because the kids couldn’t even do the “fix boiler/clean cage” ones at school.

    And I had the same issue with the freezing sim. Mine was an elder near the end of his lifebar, who wanted to make endless snowmen rather than come inside. I decided that was fine with me, and locked the doors to keep him outside…but he got up just like 24HourSpar did.

    I just got Island Paradise, so looking forward to watching the Dayes play with that. I may just play along with you!


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